The Rio 2016 Whitewater Stadium where the canoeing and kayaking events at the Olympics will be held is one of the most complicated and technologically demanding venues being built for this year’s Olympic Games. Brazil has had its fair share of teething problems and delays with construction of other venues such as the Rio Olympic Velodrome, so could the Rio 2016 whitewater course be the success story everyone is hoping for?
Where Is The Rio 2016 Whitewater Stadium?
The Rio 2016 Whitewater Stadium can be found in Deodoro, 34km north west of central Rio. The stadium is part of the Deodoro venue cluster which will also host the equestrian, mountain bike, and BMX, pentathlon, shooting, hockey, rugby and basketball events.
The kayaking and canoeing arena is one of three permanent venues which have been built in Deodoro. Along with the Olympic BMX track and Olympic Mountain Bike track, the Rio 2016 Whitewater Stadium is part of the X-Park, an action sports project that will see facilities available for the local community to use once the Games are finished.